U.N. Security Council Votes to Remove Iraq from Chapter VII Sanctions

The 15-member United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed on June 27, 2013 to remove Iraq from Chapter VII sanctions that were imposed on the country more than two decades ago after former President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.

The UN Security Council's decision to remove Iraq from Chapter VII underscores the country's increased cooperation with its neighbors and marks an end to Saddam Hussein's legacy of aggression.

The council agreed that issues of missing Kuwaiti persons and property should be dealt with under Chapter VI of the U.N. Charter - which urges countries to peacefully resolve any conflicts - instead of Chapter VII.